Emergency Medical Associates Malpractice Lawsuits

Background

Emergency Medicine Associates provides physician staffing for hospitals in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and D.C. Created in 1971, Emergency Medicine Associates (EMA) treats over 750,000 patients each year.

EMA's services include:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Urgent Care
  • Neonatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Telemedicine

Physicians in the hospitalist group work in both inpatient and observation roles in hospital emergency departments. For urgent care centers, EMA partners with facilities and provides physician and mid-level staff in an urgent care setting, instead of a hospital.

Emergency Medicine Associates also has a critical care department, which provides 24/7 coverage of hospital intensive care units. The neonatal physicians work in both the neonatal intensive care units, as well as hospital-wide consultations and attendance at deliveries.

EMA is a modern business. It runs Google Ads with customized landing pages and ad extensions. It is looking to generate business and make a healthy profit. People do not understand that where they go to a place like Carroll County hospital for emergency care, they are not being treated by a Carroll County doctor. In most Maryland hospitals, you are being treated by an independent company like Emergency Medical Associates to provide life-saving care. It is a little scary how little people understand about who is treating them for what is often the most important medical visit of their lives.

Emergency Medicine Associates has staff at many Maryland hospitals including:

EMA services many hospitals in Virginia, including Mary Immaculate Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, UVA Culpeper Medical Center, Haymarket Medical Center, Prince William Medical Center, Rappahannock General Hospital, Reston Hospital, Richmond Community Hospital, Stonespring Emergency Center, and Virginia Hospital Center.

The two service locations in D.C. are Sibley Memorial Hospital and United Medical Center. In West Virginia, EMA staffs University Healthcare Jefferson Medical Center.

Legal Defense Team

In Maryland, they have been defended by Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos and Vaughan as well as Ronald Shaw at Shaw, Morrow, and Joseph, P.A. Emergency Medicine Associates has been defended in Virginia by attorneys at Rawls, MeNelis and Mitchell, P.C. in Virginia.

If you are filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against Emergency Medicine Associates in Maryland, you will serve:

Emergency Medicine Associates, P.A., P.C.

20010 Century Boulevard, Suite 200
Germantown, Maryland 20874

Serve on:

Jacqueline M. Pollack
Chief Executive Officer

20010 Century Boulevard, Suite 200
Germantown, Maryland 20874

Jury Verdicts & Settlements

We have only been able to find one verdict against Emergency Medicine Associates.

  • 2016, Maryland: $574,510 Verdict. A 75-year-old woman does to Carroll Hospital with deep vein thrombosis in her leg and diabetes. The hospital discharges her with prescriptions for blood thinners. Two nights later, she awakes with excruciating pain in her hip and groin. An ambulance brings her to the hospital, where a physician assistant cares for her for five hours. After, defendant physician assumes her care, but fails to perform any diagnostic tests. They discharge her to a nursing home, after diagnosing her with musculoskeletal pain associated with her deep vein thrombosis. The following morning, the woman returns to the hospital in hemorrhagic shock. She dies six weeks later. Her family brings a claim, alleging that the physician assistant and physician were negligent in failing to timely diagnose and treat the woman's hematoma. They allege that this led to her shock and subsequent death. The defendant denies that they deviated from the standard of care, and argue that they had no reason to assume there was internal bleeding. A jury found for the plaintiff, and awarded her Estate $8,900 for funeral expenses, $252,000 to her husband for loss of consortium, $125,000 for her pain and suffering, and $30,000 to each of her five children, for a total award of $547,510. (2016 WL 1260924)
Cases Filed Against Emergency Medicine Associates

We have listed below recently filed cases involving Emergency Medicine Associates, and the allegations against them when available.

  • 2016, Maryland: Uhlick v. EMA: medical malpractice case alleging the failure to diagnose and treat plaintiff's bleeding compilations before discharge
  • 2016, Maryland: Wilkes v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2016, Maryland: Taylor v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2016, Maryland: Dompierre v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2016, Maryland: Fowlkes v. EMA: medical malpractice case arguing that the failure to appropriately and timely diagnose an infection led to death
  • 2016, Maryland: Hastings v. EMA: medical malpractice case alleging negligence in safety precautions and failure to test plaintiff's blood
  • 2015, Virginia: Fish v. EMA: medical malpractice case regarding the failure to address injuries after a bicycle accident
  • 2015, Maryland: Salkin v. EMA: medical malpractice case regarding a patient who lost his eyesight
  • 2015, Maryland: Muhammad v. EMA: medical malpractice claim regarding failure to conduct a thorough examination, resulting in permanent injuries
  • 2014, D.C.: Edwards v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2014, Maryland: Burkhart v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2014, D.C.: Wilson v. EMA: medical malpractice allegedly due to failure to diagnose an early infection in plaintiff's eye
  • 2014, Maryland: Sobo v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2014, Maryland: Escobar v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2014, Maryland: O'Brien v. EMA: medical malpractice case regarding failure to minimize risk of transfer posed to patient
  • 2014, Maryland: Coleman v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2014, Maryland: Distefano v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2014, Maryland: Boyle v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2013, Maryland: Niforos v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2013, Maryland: Nicholson v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2012, Maryland: Hodgson v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2012, Maryland: Harris v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2011, Virginia: O'Reilly v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2011, Virginia: Smyth v. EMA: medical malpractice case alleging the failure to test and delayed treatment
  • 2011, Virginia: Dajer v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2010, Maryland: Jackson v. EMA: medical malpractice case arguing the failure to conduct diagnostic testing and monitor plaintiff's condition
  • 2010, Maryland: Bair v. EMA: medical malpractice case alleging the failure to diagnose a stroke
  • 2010, Maryland: Ondo v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2010, Maryland: True v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2010, Maryland: Powell v. EMA: medical malpractice arising after plaintiff died from deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism
  • 2010, Maryland: Belcher v. EMA: medical malpractice
  • 2009, Maryland: Cohen v. EMA: medical malpractice claim arising from the failure to diagnose a myocardial infarction, resulting in death; plaintiff allege that had the ER doctors done an EKG they would have found that the decedent had coronary syndrome
  • 2009, Virginia: Core v. EMA: medical malpractice case regarding failure of anesthesiologist to clear patient's airways after a thyroid surgery, resulting in brain damage; plaintiff
  • 2009, Maryland: Magers v. EMA: medical malpractice wrongful death claim
  • 2008, Maryland: Truslow v. EMA: medical malpractice alleging emergency room physician negligence resulting in the death of a minor
  • 2008, Maryland: Jackson v. EMA: failure to diagnose a spinal abscess
Getting a Lawyer for Your Hospital Malpractice Claim

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Other Information & Related Topics
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